Just Fix It Update 
New Call to Action:
Don't Tap the Brakes on Wisconsin's $19.3 Billion Tourism Industry

A recent survey by AAA found that 70% of travelers are concerned about the state of the roadways on which they will be traveling this summer.

This is particularly important as Wisconsin tourism generates $19.3 billion in business sales and supports more than 190,000 jobs. The $1.5 billion in state and local taxes generated each year by tourist spending lightens the average household tax burden by $640.

Please take action now! Forward this important information explaining the link between transportation and tourism to the governor and your legislators and urge them to work together to find a long-term, sustainable funding strategy for Wisconsin transportation.  

A Transportation Fact Check:
A look at the gas tax debate

By George Mitchell

July 19, 2016, Right Wisconsin

“Wisconsin’s gas taxes are already almost 50% above the national average.”

So begins a form letter that a conservative group is urging you to send to your state legislator.

It’s untrue.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) maintains an authoritative state-by-state summary of gas taxes.  

API reports that Wisconsin’s 32.9 cents/gallon state gasoline tax compares with the national average of 29.78 cents/gallon.  read more

New Just Fix It Web Feature, Put a Pin in It

There is a new way for you to help show legislators and the governor the condition of Wisconsin's transportation system and its impact on you.  

Go to www.JustFixItWI.com and with your phone, you can pin your location, take a picture of the issue and submit your transportation story. Of course, you can also do this on your computer, but it is just not as cool. And remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Recent post by Linda - Mill Street Bridge, Burlington:  " The bridge over the White River on Mill St. in Lyons is in very bad disrepair. Over the course of the last few years the town has added steel plates due to the base falling through to the river. The concern is not only traveling over the road but the waterway under the road where kayakers and canoers travel daily throughout the season. Large chunks of concrete and asphalt are falling out and into the water. I hope no one gets injured or killed before it gets repaired. The town has also now placed a stop sign on either side of the bridge.  Very Confusing! Some obey it and others do not. Is it really helping? I don't know. Heavy traffic such as emergency vehicles have been rerouted around this path.
Local resolutions supporting sustainable transportation funding are rolling in. Over 80 so far. And definitely more to come!

Click the image above to view a larger map and a listing of the cities, towns, villages and counties that have passed the Just Fix It resolution.
September 29, 2016
7 p.m.
72 locations, one in each county

In this unprecedented event, county, city, town and village officials from all 72 counties in Wisconsin will gather to have their voices heard in a simultaneous meeting to bring attention to transportation. The meeting will focus on critical projects in your region and the need for the state to find a sustainable solution.
  • Stand up and be counted.  We can’t afford to wait any longer!
  • Bring your list of most needed transportation projects.
  • Network with your colleagues from nearby cities, towns and villages.
Stay tuned for more information including your county’s location. Information will be available here.